Seed Swaps

Late fall color

18 Dec 2011
Cloudy 7°C / 45°F

The leaves have lost their color, and the flowers are sparse and muted, but there is this mysterious fungus. Anyone recognize it?

The second photo shows where it was found (can you find it in the photo?) and the third shows the same view in the middle of August.

I went out to get some chard, and discovered that the packman broccoli and the brussels sprouts are forming little heads. I thought i had started these too late. I wonder if they will they get bigger, or just bolt?




No idea what sort it is but what a beautiful fungus.

Posted on 19 Dec 11 (over 7 years ago)

I’m not a ‘fungus’ person (don’t tell Tralamander) except, of course, the kind I find in the local grocers however that one is pretty spectacular.

Posted on 19 Dec 11 (over 7 years ago)

A beautiful fungus, and the summer garden was lovely too.

Posted on 19 Dec 11 (over 7 years ago)

Wow, that’s an intense looking fungus! Could it be Aleuria aurantia, Orange Peel Fungus? The garden is lovely as always.

Posted on 19 Dec 11 (over 7 years ago)

Thanks! I looked at photos of the orange peel fungus, and they look a little thinner and less moist and soft than this one, but maybe that is a function of age.

I’m leaning towards orange jelly fungus.

Posted on 19 Dec 11 (over 7 years ago)


Folia Helper

United Kingdom8b

I would agree with flowerweaver on this one. …never be 100% on fungus ID though! :P

Posted on 21 Dec 11 (over 7 years ago)

i looked again and think flowerweaver has nailed it.

Posted on 31 Dec 11 (over 7 years ago)

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